Peyton Sellers, six-time South Boston Speedway Track Champion, is the “local ringer” for the 2022 SRX race. Photo courtesy of Joe Chandler – South Boston Speedway.

South Boston Speedway: Short Track with Big Events

SOUTH BOSTON- Just off Route 360 in South Boston sits one of the landmarks that make Halifax County unique. While not Daytona or Talladega, South Boston Speedway is our own little slice of asphalt wonderland. This is a grassroots track, a four-tenths mile raceway with 12-degree turns that has entertained locals as well as regional …

Stepping Back in Time with Abbott’s

HALIFAX, VA- The logo says it all:  Abbott Farm, Garden, and Gun. What could be more American than that? Located at 445 South Main Street in Halifax, Va., it is a must-stop for any visitor passing through, or the rare resident who has never been. This type of store, once known as a “mercantile,” is …

Good’s Lawn and Garden Center

CENTERVILLE, VA- Good’s Lawn and Garden Center is a multi-generation, family-owned business located at 4007 Halifax Road in Centerville. It began in 1963 as James L. Good’s Lawn Service out of James’s home in South Boston. The landscaping company soon evolved into a storefront located on Route 360 and was rebranded as Good’s Lawn and …

Hollering Hill: A Timeless Treasure in Nathalie

NATHALIE, VA- US livestock auctions date back to the 1600s with the sale of crops, animals, tools, tobacco, and land. Even in today’s hi-tech world, auctions are still the fastest (and the most efficient) way to sell these items — a quick mechanism to convert assets into cash. When Robert Coblentz grew up in rural Delaware, …

240th Anniversary for Crossing of the Dan

TURBEVILLE, VA- Two of the greatest moments in The American Revolutionary War were not, in fact, battles. They were actually river crossings. Most school-age children know about the famous Crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776, which allowed General George Washington to surprise Hessian forces in Trenton, NJ and gain a much-needed victory …

Why Northerners Love Halifax County

HALIFAX COUNTY , VA- When one thinks of northern transplants living in the south, word associations like retirement and Florida may come to mind. Other phrases like lower-cost-of-living or job-relocation sometimes correlate with North and South Carolina, but what brought a northerner like me to Halifax County , to South Boston, Virginia of all places? …